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  1. ZacB

    New boat

    Very envious.........hope you continue to catch plenty
  2. ZacB

    Gun light

    Optic Fire would be worth a look. Have tried all sorts in the past but now have a couple of XC50’s for rimmies out rabbiting - probably a bit of an overkill for what you’re wanting but there are other models. https://opticfire.co.uk/collections/opticfire-xc-hunting-torch-kits-lamping-lamps/products/xc-50-deluxe-led-hunting-torch-kit Would. Happily recommend
  3. ZacB

    Funny Joke Thread

    Sorry.........have pinched loads of jokes from this site & thought I’d return something to the board............promise not to in future unless its really funny!
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    Funny Joke Thread

    A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away." The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?" "Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied the vet.. "How can you be so sure?" she protested.. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something." The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room. The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck." The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.. The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "£1,500!" she cried,"£1,500 just to tell me my duck is dead!" The vet shrugged, "I'm sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been £20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now £1,500."
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    Would have to disagree (in the Suffolk area at least). Last year even with the ‘Beast from the East’, we were inundated with wasps, they caused havoc within the beekeeping fraternity. One would expect that a lot of queens were produced so even with a ‘normal winter’ one would expect a reasonable survival rate of over wintered queens - hopefully I’m wrong. Don’t get me wrong as a healthy wasp population is good - but everything in balance.
  6. ZacB

    Last outing yesterday for this season

    VHD - viral haemorrhagic disease believed to be the cause. Massive demise of rabbits over the last 6ish years to the extent that some area’s appear to have none at all! Still pockets around us but no longer the numbers that you used to hear of.
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    Last outing yesterday for this season

    Gorgeous morning, looking really good................nets out and waiting........... Pushed out young ones so small they legged it through the nets but no adults? I’ll profess to being an amateur but that surprised me no adults at home (or ferrets couldn’t find.....) Anyway a cracking couple of hours out which may tempt me out for one more try a little later in the week.
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    Last outing yesterday for this season

    That is a real bitch about the Fenn trap! Glad you had an enjoyable last outing - I’m out today for the only outing of the year, same as most too many things on the list of things to do! Global warming may be nice for sun on the back but it has messed with ferreting weather. Hopefully it will help with rabbit numbers though - still very low in the Suffolk area.
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    Rear Dif Wind Up ?

    Shit.......what a crock of crap.........as a Navara owner you have my sympathies for your troubles. Glad it's sorted at long last!
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    More Hornets ...

    With the weather changing to colder they'll have all died off in a few weeks so I wouldn't worry too much. The existing queen should have died / will die shortly so no further larva, new queens will have been produced which will hibernate over winter somewhere else and your colony as already said will just disappear. Quite sad really, our European hornets munch quite a few pests & aren't too aggressive - just be ready for the shitty tempered Asians that are in Europe to jump across the channel, then we'll have a problem
  11. One for the John Lewis ad I reckon
  12. ZacB

    Cold-Blooded Shot

    To much for me.........glad I'm in the crapper
  13. ZacB

    Eley Subs

    Don't want to worry you walshie but a couple of us are having the same issues with winchesters. Switched to 42's a while ago, very pleased with, seemed to drop stuff better however, things have gone down the pan now Ejection issues as you've mentioned plus accuracy issues also! Have stripped the bolt down a couple of times & even cleaned the barrel - haven't given it much thought just cursed to date. Looking at this thread though maybe there are some more general issues with production - don't most of these 22 rounds come from the same place?
  14. ZacB

    Nv Scope

    Zac on rabbits if you fit a doubler the FOV is very narrow, ok for foxing 100yds and onwards. Thats why leaving it at 6.5x is probably better to get on target, even if the image isn't as good. With the ward you can go from 3x mag find it and then wind the mag upto 16x if you want and take the shot. Having high mags gives better image quality but it becomes a nightmare for finding things, even when using a spotter, etc Thanks for the feedback IanB, as for the OP - go spend some pennies, I don't think you'll regret it. Happy shooting
  15. ZacB

    Nv Scope

    Have recently fitted one to an HMR - 2nd what IanB has said regarding the photon. Needed to pack the mount to zero as ran out of adjustment but no real problem with this. Would benefit from some more magnification on longer range bunnies & on the new scopes I believe you cannot fit the doublers which is a shame. Have fitted a Deben IR torch to the unit which was a worthwhile improvement - a luxury not a necessity. Overall very pleased with it.